gn

34 Flips | 8 Magazines | 6 Following | 2 Followers | @gneumann77 | Keep up with gn on Flipboard, a place to see the stories, photos, and updates that matter to you. Flipboard creates a personalized magazine full of everything, from world news to life’s great moments. Download Flipboard for free and search for “gn”

Drei Strategien, drei Depots: „Börsen sind Wetten auf die Zentralbankpolitik“

Daniel Hupfer<p>Am vergangenen Freitag hat das Bundesverfassungsgericht die Klage gegen das EZB-Rettungsprogramm OMT an den Europäischen Gerichtshof …

Wirtschaft

In vielen Städten steht der Preissprung noch bevor

Die Wohnungspreise in Deutschland sind vielerorts schon stark gestiegen. Doch das Ende der Fahnenstange ist längst nicht erreicht. Außer in Regionen, …

What’s Your $1 Billion Idea?

Anyone would be inspired by the story of Nick Woodman, the CEO of GoPro, a $2.5B company that makes wearable HD video cameras. The highlights:<p>In the late 1990’s/early 2000’s, Woodman blows $4M of VC money on a failed venture called funBugs.com, an ultimately ill-conceived loyalty, sweepstakes, and …

The Big Lie of Strategic Planning

All executives know that strategy is important. But almost all also find it scary, because it forces them to confront a future they can only guess at. Worse, actually choosing a strategy entails making decisions that explicitly cut off possibilities and options. An executive may well fear that …

Why We Love Narcissists

Have you ever wondered why selfish, arrogant, and entitled individuals are so charming? These narcissistic people have parasitic effects on society. When in charge of companies they commit fraud, demoralize employees, and devalue stock. When in charge of countries they increase poverty, violence, …

Change Your Intention to Focus Your Attention

With busy schedules and to-do lists that carry us from hour to hour without much time to breathe, it’s rare that we stop to reflect on our motivations. But when we take the briefest of moments to set clear, positive intentions for what we’re doing, the payback is enormous. We can make a remarkable …

Drive Performance by Focusing on Routine Decisions

Process is about action. When we talk about processes, we’re talking about everything an organization <i>does</i> in its ongoing operations. And so, it makes sense that in order to improve operational performance, many organizations use process improvement techniques such as process mapping to get a handle …

The Origin of the 8 Hour Work Day and Why We Should Rethink It

One of the most unchanged elements of our life today is our optimal work time or how long we should work -- generally, every person I've spoken to quotes me something close to 8 hours a day.<p>And data seems to confirm that: The average American works 8.8 hours every day. At least, those are the …

Wall Street's Brightest Minds Share The Best Books They Read In 2013

The responses vary — from works of fiction to nonfiction titles, both new and old.<p>Some deal with finance, but most don't, at least directly.

8 Scientifically Proven Reasons Life Is Better If You're Beautiful

What makes someone enjoyable to look at?<p>High cheekbones, fuller lips, big eyes, and a thin chin are associated with sexiness in women, whereas a big jaw and broad chin are preferred in men. Smooth skin, shiny hair, and facial symmetry are also key aspects of beauty.<p>According to various studies, …

Body Language

Cancer Drugs: Getting Close And Personal

"THERE is no treatment." This is the conclusion of an Egyptian papyrus, written around 3000BC, that is the oldest known description of the scourge that is now called "cancer". And so, more or less, it remained until the 20th century, for merely excising a tumour by surgery rarely eliminates it. …

How Successful People Make The Most Of Their Weekends

In her book, "What The Most Successful People Do On The Weekend," time management expert Laura Vanderkam outlines how to make the most of this sacred time off from your harried workweeks.<p>She outlines how you can take control of your weekends by planning ahead, being selective with your time, and …

Success

Knowledge Workers Are Starting To Look Like Factory Workers

Just-in-time is a production strategy aimed at, among other things, reducing the need for excess inventory. Parts are supplied only when needed in the amount needed. While it makes a business more capital efficient, it also makes it more fragile.<p>We've adopted a similar strategy to information …

Unique

30C3: Die Videos des 30. Chaos Communication Congress

In Hamburg läuft immer noch der etwas überfüllte 30. Chaos Communication Congress und neben der von allen mit Spannung erwarteten Keynote von Glenn Greenwaldt gab es schon eine Menge an brillanten Vorträgen rings um das Post-Snowden Zeitalter. Ja. Man munkelte sogar Snowden wäre selbst auf dem …

Börsenvorschau Silvesterwoche - manager magazin

29.12.2013<p>Börsenausblick Die Rekordjagd geht weiter<p>13<p>Bullen am Drücker: Schon in den nächsten sechs Monaten könnte die 10.000-Punkte Marke beim Dax …

Wirtschaft

Nüsse: 10 Nusssorten im Test – welche passt zu dir?

<b>Viele tolle Rezepte mit allen Nusssorten findest du in den Links zu den jeweils einzelnen Nüssen, die wir dir im folgenden vorstellen!</b><p>Der große …

Rezepte

So effektiv ist eine 1-Tages-Diät

Langsam wird es eng um den Bauch herum? Dann ist es höchste Zeit, die Notbremse zu ziehen. Legen Sie einfach einen Abnehmtag in der Woche ein. EAT …

Bitcoin: The Two Ways Entrepreneurs and Investors Are Thinking About It

The discussions that are happening around Bitcoin feel a lot like those from the early days of the internet. It’s like when my parents asked me about AOL dial-up. “Who is the computer calling? Now the questions are, “what are these Bitcoins and can I see what one looks like?”<p>I discussed this topic …

Roomba Maker iRobot Soars After Google, Amazon Show Off Robotic Future

iRobot shares soared on Tuesday morning, up over 20% after already gaining 6.6% on Monday. The pure-play robotics company that makes the Roomba seems to be benefiting from Google's recent purchase of Boston Dynamics and Amazon’s drone delivery system unveiling, moves that show how valuable …

Bitcoin, Gold, And Silver Bubbles Go Bust -- Are Treasuries And Stocks Next?

Bitcoin investors have had a rough time lately. The digital currency dropped more than 35% in five days, and more than 50% from its all-time high two weeks ago.<p>Precious metals investors (on the long side of the market) suffered a similar fate, though the drop in gold and silver was modest. iShares …

Old World Stocks Will Look New Again In 2014

When investors look back on 2013 they may be calling it the year of the equity. As fixed income assets struggled, developed stock markets around the globe smashed expectations. By the later part of the year, a new record seemed to be set each day in the United States and for the first time in two …

The Pros Pick Four Solar Stocks For 2014

With the average solar stock having doubled in 2013, it’s much harder to find bargains in the solar industry than it was a year ago. But two of the professional green money managers think there is still value to be found. When I asked them for their top three green stock picks for 2014, they came …

Gold Fades To Three-Year Low As Miners Continue Losing Steam

Has gold officially lost its luster? The precious metal, which has gotten battered in the markets and is down nearly 29% in the trailing twelve months, hit a three-year low Thursday afternoon while shares of its producers — gold miners like Barrick Gold, AngloGold Ashanti and Newmont Mining …

Are Gold, Art And Bitcoin Worth Your Money In 2014?

It has been a great year for stocks, but T. Rowe Price’s U.S. equity chief warns that investors shouldn’t expect a repeat in 2014.<p>“Moving forward, U.S. stocks are unlikely to match their recent strength,” he said at a recent event in New York, noting that 2013 marks one of the few years since World …

Gold Ends Lower In Quiet, Pre-Holiday Trading

<b>(Kitco News) -</b> Gold prices finished the U.S. day session weaker in quieter dealings Monday, as the approaching holidays have squelched participation in most markets. The gold market bears remain in firm technical command as prices are not far above last week’s six-month low. February gold was last …

Bitcoin Is More Like A Speculative Investment Than A Currency

Given that Bitcoin has become much more popular in recent months we’re beginning to see some academic work coming out on the cryptocurrency. Academic work from the economists that is, looking at how well Bitcoin actually functions as a currency. And it has to be said that this particular paper …

Housing Outlook 2014: 10 Predictions From The Experts

In 2013, the housing recovery was a welcome bright spot for the economy: prices were shooting up, fewer homeowners were underwater, and builder confidence was finally on the upswing. It’s looking like 2014 should be another good year for housing–mostly. Here are ten things housing experts expect to …

Financial Planning In Your 50s

Turning 50 is a milestone for many reasons: Children are grown and the big debts, such as saving for college and the mortgage, make less of a dent. Financial planning in this decade is tricky, however, and hugely important.<p>For many, the target retirement age is now in sight. As you get older, time …